Posted: January 18, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Christian Marclay, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Hiroshi Sugimoto, New Plymouth, Photograph, Radio New Zealand, Tina Turner, United States, Walead Beshty
In this intriguing sculptural series spanning 2005 to 2014, LA-based artist Walead Beshty packaged his artworks in FedEx boxes and shipped them across the country to exhibitions and galleries. But unlike most artists who utilize every bit of care to protect and pad their artwork from the inevitable…(read more)
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Posted: January 18, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Barack Obama, Chelsea Manning, Director of National Intelligence, Donald Trump, Edward Snowden, Embassy of Ecuador, Hillary Clinton, Julian Assange, Tucker Carlson, United States, WikiLeaks
“This is a sham, your company isn’t real, your website is fake, the claims you have made are lies, this is a hoax.” Carlson said. “Let me start at the beginning, however, with your name, Dom Tullipso, which is not your real name.
[Also see – Tucker Carlson versus the fake “Demand Protest” guy – HotAir]
It’s a fake name, we ran you through law enforcement-level background checks and that name does not exist. So let’s start out with the truth. Tell me what your real name is.”
While “Dom” never conceded that anything about Demand Protest was a hoax, he admitted that the group had a change of heart and will be protesting the anti-Trump protesters.
“We are greatly, greatly supportive of national treasures such as Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Peyton Manning,” Tullipso told Carlson. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 18, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Al Franken, Confirmation Hearings, Democrats, Donald Trump, Jon Lovitz, Marc Thiessen, media, news, Patti Murray, Theater, Thespian, video
Posted: January 18, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Christ Matthews, Free Beacon, media, news, Thrill, video, Worship
Posted: January 17, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Farewell Address, media, Narcissism, news, Obama, POTUS, Speech, The Rebel, video
Posted: January 17, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Global, Art & Culture | Tags: Alfred Hitchcock, cinema, Citizen Kane, design, Illustration, Movies, Orson Welles, Poster Art, typography
1946 Danish poster for CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles, USA, 1941)
Poster source: Posteritati
The Danish title translates as “The Big Man.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 17, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, History | Tags: Parkinson's disease, Kentucky, Muhammad Ali, Boxing, 1960s, George Foreman, Cassius Clay, Sonny Liston, Muhammed Ali, Louisville, Heavyweight Championship
Jerry Mitchell writes: January 17, 1942: Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Muhammad Ali broke through racial barriers in the segregated South and became the best boxer in history, winning an Olympic gold medal in 1960 and the heavyweight championship in 1964. Three years, he was stripped of his title after he refused to be drafted into military service. In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction, and Ali fought again, winning back the heavyweight crown in 1974 when he defeated George Foreman. But the boxer formerly known as Cassius Clay is probably best remembered for his three matches against Joe Frazier. His boxing and his words became poetry, “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 16, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Celebrities, celebrity, Donald Trump, Fox News, Greg Gutfeld, Hollywood, media, news, Presidential Inauguration 2017, Show Business, Television
Posted: January 16, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Bob Beckel, Fox News, media, news, Television, The Five, TV, video
Posted: January 15, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Academy Awards, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Hollywood, Princess Leia, Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (film), Todd Fisher
Just weeks after Debbie Reynolds’ death at age 84, the legendary entertainer’s most famous movie is dancing back onto the silver screen for a limited engagement. Singin’ in the Rain will screen Sunday, Jan. 15, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, in theaters nationwide as the first film in this year’s TCM Big Screen Classics series.
Reynolds landed her breakout role in the 1952 musical, playing a budding actress caught up in Hollywood’s transition from the silent era to the talkies. Though she had no dancing experience at the time, then-18-year-old Reynolds held her own with the likes of Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor in numbers like “Good Morning” and “You Were Meant for Me.”
In her 1988 biography, Debbie, she wrote that “Singin’ in the Rain and childbirth were the hardest things I ever had to do in my life.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 14, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Japan | Tags: 3D printing, Akinori Goto, Facebook, London, Manufacturing, New York City, Prosthetic Knowledge, Spiral Independent Creators Festival, Tokyo Art Beat, Zoetrope
Media artist Akinori Goto designed this fun 3d-printed zoetrope that when lit from the side reveals walking people. The piece was just on view at the Spiral Independent Creators Festival where it won both the Runner-up Grand Prix and the Audience Award. Video above from Tokyo Art Beat. (via Prosthetic Knowledge)
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Posted: January 12, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Funeral, Joe Biden, media, news, Obama administration, Parody, satire
Posted: January 12, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China, Entertainment | Tags: Apple Inc, China, Chinese New Year, Chinese zodiac, Hong Kong, Rooster (zodiac)
SHANGHAI – As the Chinese New Year approaches, Shanghai Disney said Wednesday it has started bracing for its first-ever Lunar New Year with spectacular entertainment programs for visitors.
In honor of the holiday for the Year of the Rooster, the resort is presenting a spectacular series of entertainment programs, seasonal food and beverage offerings, lucky bags and holiday-themed shopping experiences, it said.
The Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, falls on Jan. 28. Chinese have a weeklong holiday for the most important festival of the year.
Throughout the Spring Festival season, the highlight in Shanghai Disneyland will be the nightly program, “Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light” followed by a special event featuring new year wishes from tourists. Read the rest of this entry »